Workshop: Digital Skills in Visual and Material Culture

June 12, 2023, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Woburn House, Conference Centre, London

The AHRC-funded Digital Skills In Visual And Material Culture network service will host a one-day event at the Woburn House Conference Centre in London on 12 June 2023, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

The Digital Skills In Visual And Material Culture network service is a multidisciplinary project co-designing and piloting a training framework in digital skills to upskill researchers and practitioners working in visual and material culture research in the Higher Education sector, Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAM), and the creative industries. Our focus is on scoping the needs of the sector, as well as developing and evaluating training activities that will support the creation, management and use of multidimensional (2D/3D) digital media.

The workshop aims to provide a forum to learn more about UK and European initiatives to promote digital skills, as well as to look into organizational strategies for upskilling and identifying future skills requirements. We hope to bring together various stakeholders including individuals and organisations, such Higher Education Institutions (HEI), Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAMs) and the creative industries.

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This is the programme of the event:

9:30 – 10:00Coffee and Registration
10:00 – 10:15Welcome
Dr. Karina Rodriguez Echavarria, University of Brighton
10:15 – 12:15Session: Digital skills initiatives
Chair: Dr. Myrsini Samaroudi, University of Brighton
Towards a National Infrastructure for Digital Arts and Humanities: introducing AHRC’s digital research infrastructure programme
Dr. Joanna Dunster, Head of (Research) Infrastructure, AHRC
Building the Digital Future: DARIAH-EU’s Strategic Approach to Empowering Researchers with Digital Skills
Dr. Agiatis Benardou, Director for DARIAH and Senior Research Associate at the Digital Curation Unit, Information Management Systems Institute, ATHENA R.C
One by One: framing and developing digital literacy & skills in cultural heritage
Alec Ward, Digital Skills Manager at Culture24
Step by step – developing a training hub and a framework for training in digital skills
Catherine Cassidy and Kate Fernie, CARARE and 4CH, UK
12:15 – 13:15Lunch
13:15 – 14:45Session: Institutional and disciplinary perspectives
Chair: Dr. Claire Wintle, University of Brighton
The Archaeology Data Service: enhancing digital skills for archaeologists
Dr. Nicky Garland, Project Manager, University of York
Developing New Digital Experiences at Amgueddfa Cymru 
Dr. Jess Hoare, National Museum Wales
Digital opportunities and challenges for civic museums
Kevin Bacon, Head of Digital – Brighton & Hove Museums
14:45 – 15:00Coffee
15:00 – 16:00Round table on reflections and identifying common themes